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9/24/13 5:24 P

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I agree, they are very irresponsible. Not healthy, but obsessed.

If this was your last day, how would you spend it?


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9/24/13 4:59 P

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9/24/13 1:33 P

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Great article. I am going to share this with my daughter.



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9/24/13 1:19 P

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Unfortunately, for me, no matter how much I know that 95% (or how ever many) fitness models are "freaks of nature," so to speak, I find myself, when I look at slender but well-defined female fitness models, thinking just how darn attractive they look. I'm not certain if I feel that way because of all the movies, TV shows, magazine ads, etc I have seen in my life; or if am just "programmed" that way.

I wonder, rhetorically, how many women WOULD like to look that way if they were genetically able? I know I wouldn't mind having a body like Adrian Peterson, Ryan Lochte, Lebron James, Rafael Nadal, Usain Bolt, etc., etc.




"If any thing is sacred the human body is sacred...Have you seen the fool that corrupted his own live body? or the fool that corrupted her own live body? " -- Whitman

“Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string.” -- Emerson

"It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see." -- Thoreau


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9/24/13 8:50 A

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Love it! It's totally true! Thanks for sharing.



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9/24/13 8:42 A

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Funny



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9/24/13 6:24 A

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I don't let fitness posters phase me....I never understood the
"NO PAIN NO GAIN" hype.
When I was younger I Did buy into the idea that I was supposed to look like the models in the magazine...and we all know that's crazy. They're 5'10" and weigh 120 pounds.

I think those posters are FITSPIRATION for workout junkies. I wouldn't want to look like Madonna...but some folks do. Everybody has their own thing

Sheryl from New Jersey, USA... EST


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9/24/13 5:58 A

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Great pics! Thanks for posting



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9/24/13 2:01 A

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Thanks for sharing.

No matter how hard the past, you can always begin again.
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9/11/13 3:59 P

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Can I also add that I HATE HATE HATE when the fitness models in these "fitspirational" memes have enormous breast implants? I have nothing against breast implants, in general. But when the image is trying to tell/sell you "work hard and you can look like this" it's absurd. Can you achieve six-pack abs? Possibly. But no amount of hours in the gym will make you're girls that high, full and disproportionately large on a tiny little frame. In fact, if you do get to a bf% that accommodates six-pack abs, your breasts will probably be non-existent. And that's okay.



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9/11/13 3:20 P

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Yeah, why is you never see, say, a 200# woman who just completed a half-marathon - that's pretty strong!!!! Strong is the new skinny, right? But you will NEVER see an image like that on a "fitspo" graphic. No size 16's holding difficult yoga poses. No chubby bodies pumping iron - not even gently-curving bodies! NEVER will you see an image of someone 200+ pounds, no matter if they are an olympic-record-holding weightlifter..... sure these images speak the words "strong is the new skinny" but the picture says something completely different.

Goal 1 - break 200 (46 pounds lost)**DONE**
Goal 2 - leave obesity behind (BMI 29.9, at 185#) **DONE**
Goal 3 - BMI = Normal (154# or less)


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9/11/13 2:39 P

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thanks for sharing -- I love the author's style!





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9/11/13 2:28 P

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Exactly, bunnykicks. As if we don't have enough pressure on us already!

EXERCISE BECAUSE YOU LOVE YOUR BODY,
NOT BECAUSE YOU HATE IT.

Be not afraid of going slowly; be afraid only of standing still.
~Chinese Proverb

When the world says, "Give up,"
Hope whispers, "Try it one more time."
~Author Unknown

You are not fat.
You have fat.
You also have fingernails,
But you are not fingernails.


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9/11/13 12:23 P

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I gotta say, I get VERY tired of the "strong is the new skinny" slogans being plastered over a photo of.... a very skinny (albeit muscular) body.

To me, it just screams "skinny is no longer enough! now you have to be ripped, too!" which is twice the pressure, instead of less.

I just want to be fit and healthy... and I CAN be that, without ever sporting washboard abs.

Edited by: BUNNYKICKS at: 9/11/2013 (12:23)
Goal 1 - break 200 (46 pounds lost)**DONE**
Goal 2 - leave obesity behind (BMI 29.9, at 185#) **DONE**
Goal 3 - BMI = Normal (154# or less)


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9/11/13 4:39 A

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Thank you for sharing, that dude is funny and he nailed it!



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9/11/13 3:37 A

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I really enjoyed that, too. I find it very demoralizing to lose a bunch of weight, do difficult fitness programs, eat decently...and yet never have a hope of looking like some of those women. It makes me want to give up, but thankfully I know better. Great article!


This is for me...


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9/11/13 3:22 A

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These are way cool, however, of we committed to just half of what the message says, we'd be where we wanna be! emoticon emoticon



 
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9/11/13 1:35 A



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That is a very well-done article. Hilariously funny, but makes serious points.



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9/10/13 11:15 P

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OMG! Love it. The author really nailed how stupid people can be about health and fitness.



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9/10/13 10:57 P

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A friend of mine share this blog post on FB and I really enjoyed it. I have to admit that I get tired of all these photos and memes floating all over the Internet, especially on FB and Pinterest, because I also think they do more harm than good.

reembody.me/2013/09/10/the-6-most-shocking
ly-irresponsible-fitspiration-photos/


EXERCISE BECAUSE YOU LOVE YOUR BODY,
NOT BECAUSE YOU HATE IT.

Be not afraid of going slowly; be afraid only of standing still.
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When the world says, "Give up,"
Hope whispers, "Try it one more time."
~Author Unknown

You are not fat.
You have fat.
You also have fingernails,
But you are not fingernails.


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